Time is running out for registration with the February meeting of the Southwest-Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations. This organization has been discovering the wonders of popular culture in our region for the last 25 years. Our last meeting in Albuquerque brought over 900 registrants. We anticipate a similar involvement from scholars of the region - or who study the
region - for the February, 2002 meeting.
There are many areas of study, and they are all listed on the web site with point-of-contact information for each area. Here are the generic categories:
Mexico and Latin America
Film, Television, Radio, and Mass Communications
Geography: Each state and the region - even weather
Human Relations and Human Images
Wars and War Eras
The web site spells out all the details of the subject Areas and is far more inclusive than this generic listing. Any scholar working in these Areas will find a good forum for the work; graduate students are urged to try their
wings at regional meetings like this one. (There are a number of prize competitions for graduate students - see web site.)
Albuquerque is a wonderful venue for our meetings because of its multi-cultural environment, its natural beauty, and its proximity to Santa Fe. (Participants often take a day trip to Santa Fe to experience that wonderful city.)
This year, the guest artist is TONY HILLERMAN, the creator of the "Navajo mysteries" that have been so popular with various reading publics. The Presidents and other officers of the national PCA and ACA groups will be at the meeting as will Ray and Pat Browne, Founders of the organizations.
Each year, the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) hosts a sumptuous reception for participants, a time when we hear about the next Congress in Puebla/Cholula, Mexico.
Want to participate? Send a 150-word proposal to the appropriate Area Chair (listed on web site). If the web site does not identify a person for you, contact the Program Chair: Peter C. Rollins.
Deadline of 10 December for proposals to Southwest-Texas PCA/ACA meeting
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